Apple Guide Advises Android Users on How to Make the Switch to an iPhone

Apple posts guide on how Android users can make the switch to an iPhone.

ByALYSSA NEWCOMB
September 17, 2014, 12:08 PM
PHOTO: The iPhone 6 Plus is displayed during an announcement of new products by Apple  on Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.
The iPhone 6 Plus is displayed during an announcement of new products by Apple on Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.
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— -- When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are released on Friday, Apple is betting that some Android users will be enticed to make the switch.

Apple has released a thorough guide advising Android users on how to move everything from photos, music and documents, off of their Android devices and onto an iPhone.

In order to make the process seamless, the guide advises users on various data copying apps to use, such as Copy My Data and PhotoSync, to make sure everything from their Android device is easily moved to their new iPhone.

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Apple's App Store also includes many apps that may already be familiar to Android users. The guide advises users to search for app they're already using, install them and simply sign in with their existing user name and password.

Check out the guide here.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called the devices the "biggest advancement in the history of iPhones" and the "best iPhones" Apple has ever produced, and many technology reviewers have given the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus high marks.

One reason why this particular release is so hot is the larger screen size.

The iPhone 6 is 4.7 inches, while the iPhone 6 Plus measures 5.5 inches diagonally, giving Samsung, which has dominated the giant phone market and runs on Android, some competition.

While it's unclear just how many Android users plan to make the switch, Apple reported that a record 4 million pre-orders were placed for the new phones on the first day. Many carriers are reporting demand so high that the devices are on back-order until October.

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